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Tens of Thousands Come Out for Tel Aviv Pride Parade

By Haaretz/ Ilan Lior

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv on Friday for the annual Gay Pride Parade. Organizers decided not to change the scheduled events and parade route in light of the arrests made in connection to the 2009 gay youth club shooting, and a number of public figures and politicians are scheduled to give speeches.Read More


Desperate To Revive Talks, Kerry Returns to Israel — Again

By Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to return to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week for his fifth visit to the region in barely two months to extend his push for a revival of peace talks, sources on both side said.Read More


Despite 'Biased Treatment', Israel Seeks To Renew Ties with U.N. Human Rights Council

By JTA

Israel has asked to resume its ties with the United Nations Human Rights Council a year after severing ties with the body, an Israeli paper reported.Read More


Israeli Army Apologizes for Book Saying Non-Jews Aren't Equal to Jews

By Haaretz/Chaim Levinson

The Israel Defense Forces has apologized for publishing a book of religious regulations that states non-Jews do not have equal rights in Israel.Read More


Lawmakers Ask Kerry To Censure Argentina Over Commission with Iran

By JTA

A bipartisan group of U.S. congressmen urged Secretary of State John Kerry to act against Argentina if jointly investigates the 1994 AMIA Jewish center attack in Buenos Aires with Iran.Read More


Ryan Braun, the Hebrew Hammer, May Receive Record Suspension for Drugs

By Seth Berkman

Ryan Braun, nicknamed “The Hebrew Hammer,” could be subject to the longest suspension ever by Major League Baseball for using steroids.Read More


Claims Conference Ombudsman Will Probe Botched Fraud Investigation

By Paul Berger

An ombudsman will investigate how top officials at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany handled an anonymous letter that could have drastically reduced a multi-million dollar fraud at the organization.Read More


Jewish Poverty Skyrockets in New York — Doubles in Size Since 1991

By Seth Berkman

Poverty in the New York area’s Jewish community is growing fast with more than 560,000 people living in nearly 200,000 poor and near-poor Jewish households.Read More


'Trekkie' IRS Official In Hot Water Over $50K Mr. Spock 'Training' Video

By Reuters

A top official at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Thursday acknowledged that it was “embarrassing” how much the tax agency spent on training videos, including a Star Trek spoof, and other lavish expenses during a 2010 conference in California.Read More


Austria Will Yank Peacekeepers From Golan Amid Syria Chaos

By Reuters

Austria will withdraw its peacekeepers from the U.N. monitoring force on the Golan Heights given worsening fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels, it said on Thursday.Read More


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